Tag: Android

How to setup Msn, Hotmail and Live email on android phones

How to sync your Hotmail Messages and Contacts with your Android Phone

Microsoft recently enabled active sync for all hotmail users.  This means your android phone has full support for synching email, contacts and calendar items onto the phone with any @msn, @live or @hotmail account.

Here are the setup instructions for users running Android 4.2.  These screenshots were taken from my Nexus 4.

Follow these steps to add a hotmail account to your android phone via Active Sync:

 

Open Settings and scroll down untill you see + Add Account

Click Corporate or Microsoft Exchange

   
Enter your email address (yourhotmail@msn.com) and password and click Next
Enter the following input for the following fields:
Doman\Username: \yourhotmail@msn.com
Password: ********
Exchange Server: m.hotmail.com
Change the settings to your liking.  The defaults are fine for most people.

Your hotmail account will now be created and ready for use.

 

Anything to add? Got a question? Let us know in the comments below.

 

Read more | Comments (756) | 2010-10-11

How to build a custom android rom video walkthrough

I found these 2 very informative video walkthroughs that cover such topics as:

Building

How to checkout the android source

How to change build configurations

Overview of the file system structure

 

Custom ROM

Adding and Removing libraries

Rooting

Installing libraries

 

Very informative for anyone doing android development!

Part 1 Part 2

Read more | Comments (0) | 2011-03-15

Android Developer Tools and Links

In building Komodo i’ve run across the following apps and links that have really helped me to build the app and learn about android development. I’ll keep this blog post up to date as i find more.

Get Started here: Android SDK

Android Apps:

Links

Other Stuff

News

Videos

  • Google I/O
  • Any apps to recommend or links to add? Put them in the comments and i’ll add them to the list.

Read more | Comments (0) | 2010-10-16

Android Application Komodo Contacts Alpha Released to Market

Just uploaded the first alpha version of Komodo to the android market:

It supports sorting your contacts by Name with Alphabet Section Headers and viewing/editing contact information.

More Sort Filters and merging are coming up up next!

 

Read more | 2010-07-28

New Stats for Apps in the Android Market

Google has made some new stats available to app developers and i haven't seen it reported so I'll share the information:

Most popular phones 2.2+ Android phones that have Komodo:

1
HTC Desire
11.1% 
2
Motorola Droid X
6.3% 
3
HTC Evo 4G
5.4% 
4
HTC Desire HD
5.2% 
5
HTC Wildfire
4.2% 
6
Samsung Galaxy S
3.9% 
7
HTC Droid Incredible
3.4% 
8
Samsung Galaxy Tab
3.0% 
9
Motorola Droid II
2.8% 
10
SEMC Xperia X10 Mini Pro
2.4% 

* Over 50% of phones show as Unknown

 

Countries Komodo is most used in:

1
English (United States)
46.1% 
2
English (United Kingdom)
12.5% 
3
French (France)
3.1% 
4
Italian (Italy)
2.7% 
5
Spanish (Spain)
2.5% 
6
Russian (Russia)
2.3% 
7
German (Germany)
2.3% 
8
Portuguese (Brazil)
2.2% 
9
Dutch (Netherlands)
1.9% 
10
English (Canada)
1.9% 

All Apps by Country

United States
57.6%
South Korea
9.0%
Japan
5.2%
United Kingdom
4.3%
France
2.7%
Germany
2.3%
Taiwan
1.2%
China
1.2%
Spain
1.1%
Sweden
1.0%

 

All Apps by Language

English (United States)
58.2%
Korean (South Korea)
9.0%
English (United Kingdom)
5.9%
Japanese (Japan)
5.2%
French (France)
2.9%
German (Germany)
2.4%
Chinese (Taiwan)
1.6%
Spanish (Spain)
1.2%
Chinese (China)
1.1%

The most surprising statistic to me is the really low numbers for European and Asian Countries as compared to the US.  These areas will most likely be large growth areas for Android in 2.2 with all of the phones and tablets coming available this year.

What are your thoughts?

Read more | Comments (0) | 2011-03-16

how to unlock and install superuser (su) on android without breaking OTA updates

Requirements:

Phone that allows unlocking ie: N1, NS etc

You will need to first install the android sdk for your pc which can be found here:

http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

This should come with fastboot but if you are on osx fastboot-mac can be found here:
fastboot-mac.zip (Fastboot for mac)

Download a custom recovery for your phone. This site seems to have a decent http://www.clockworkmod.com/recovery_images.html
If not try googling for recovery that will work with your phone model.

Download SU for your phone here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=682828

How To Do IT

Copy the custom recovery .img and su.zip files to the SDCard in your phone

Connect your phone via USB and put it into fastboot mode. reboot phone and hold volume down and power. If this doesn’t work try googling for “phonemodel how to get to fastboot or recovery”

once in fastboot mode on your pc enter the commands:

 

This will unlock your phone. Accept the onscreen prompt.

fastboot oem unlock

 

Temporarily boot your custom recovery image

fastboot boot customrecovery.img

In your custom recovery use the menu option to flash the SU.zip file from your SD card.

Now reboot your phone.

Your phone is now unlocked and able to run applications in super user mode!

 

Here are some tools u might be interested in now

TCPdump - Analyze protocols

http://www.vbsteven.be/blog/android-debugging-inspectin-network-traffic-with-tcpdump/

Dropbear/DroidSSHD  - Secure Command Shell

http://code.google.com/p/droidsshd/

Nmap - Port scan

http://wjholden.com/nmap/

If anyone has any specific ports of linux tools that might be interesting for android development let me know in the comments and i’ll add a link.

Read more | Comments (11) | 2011-08-18